The Press: Newspaper in Sanctuary

Osservatore Romano (Roman Observer) is the semiofficial evening paper of the Holy See. Printed behind the walls of little Vatican City (area: 108.7 acres; pop.: 1,025), it is accountable only to the Pope and the Papal Secretariate of State. Unlike all other Italian papers, its contents are not dictated by Fascist propagandists, but Mussolini allows it to circulate in Italy.

Besides printing every pronunciamento, bull and encyclical which the Pope may issue, Osservatore Romano's, editor, blond, stocky Count Giuseppe Dalla Torre, has found occasion in the past to denounce athletics for women as...

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